Job Information

Geisinger Health System Addiction Treatment Specialist in Waverly, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Monitors and provides support to patients and facilitate various recovery-oriented activities.

Job Duties

  • Facilitates or assists with adjunct groups/meetings and performs all associated duties, including documentation.

  • Provides support to patients during evenings and weekends, and when needed, help to de-escalate any emotional reactions patients might have.

  • Collects appropriate data on bio-psycho-socials.

  • Completes initial family contacts and provide information on family services and document appropriately and facilitates sign-up for Family Day Program and monitor family visitations.

  • Provides new patients with general orientation to the facility, including but not limited to, introducing new patient, initial assignments, buddy system and introduction to the facility rules and regulations.

  • Monitors patients during free time and their preparation for bedtimes and conduct bed and room checks.

  • Communicates significant events via communication log, patient charts and verbally to key staff.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required), Bachelor's Degree-Social Sciences (Preferred)


Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.